Deltaport truck staging facility

The Deltaport truck staging facility is one in a series of projects known as the Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project (DTRRIP). DTRRIP is needed to help improve the movement of containers in and out of Roberts Bank by a capacity of 600,000 twenty-equivalent unit (TEU) containers, to a total of 2.4 million TEUs per year.

The truck staging facility will improve the efficiency of the multimodal transportation network, decrease the impact of port-destined container truck traffic on the local community by reducing engine idling and congestion, and improve road safety.

The project is a joint partnership with the Government of Canada (Transport Canada), British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

About the project

The Deltaport truck staging facility will be located at the intersection of Highway 17, Highway 17A and Deltaport Way in Delta, British Columbia on provincial land. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will operate the facility under a long-term lease from the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The facility will address long-standing road safety concerns by alleviating traffic congestion when port destined container truck queues reach more than 15 container trucks in length along the Deltaport Way causeway which can occur when trucks arrive early for their reservations, or when there is a closure at Deltaport container terminal.

The facility will have the capacity to accommodate up to 140 trucks, including early arrivals. The project also includes a secure vehicle access gate requiring a valid Port Pass, a Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) area for truck safety inspections, a new highway exit ramp to facilitate access from Highway 17 and an additional road entrance ramp to allow traffic access onto Deltaport Way. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will operate the staging area.

Project status

Construction is scheduled to start the week of August 21, 2017, with project completion anticipated by the end of 2018. Workers will make every effort to minimize noise, dust, traffic impacts and construction lighting, while maintaining safety for construction and the travelling public at all times.

What to expect

Key construction activities that travellers in the area may notice are:

In the first six months:

  • general construction activity Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • dump trucks on the road, delivering gravel to construct the embankment for the future access ramp and sand for preload to improve ground conditions for the new parking area and the new ramp.
  • construct new cycling connections between Highway 17, 64 Street and 28 Avenue with directional signage. This route was selected in consultation with the Corporation of Delta and HUB Cycling. The existing designated Highway 17 cycling connection between Deltaport Way and Highway 17A will permanently change.

In 2018:

  • dump trucks on the road to remove preload sand
  • work crews on site to install utilities for the new facility operations
  • work crews upgrading the Highway 17A overpass
  • paving


August 9, 2017 – Deltaport truck staging facility – alternate cycling map [PDF]
August 9, 2017 – Deltaport truck staging facility – Delta Optimist ad [PDF]
August 8, 2017 – Deltaport truck staging facility – project location map [PDF]

Contact information

If you have questions regarding the Deltaport truck staging facility, please email us at [email protected] or call 604.665.9166.